Published: November 1st, 2014
Cover Artist: Nancy Lee Badger
Plucked from her timeline, and stranded in 1603 Scotland, veterinarian Jenny Morgan is eager to get home before someone discovers her secret ability. Reading auras is a curse, and the rainbow of auras surrounding the villagers at the Highland festival is more than she can bear.
Aided by a powerful witch, she returns to New England. She will miss the North Sea, and the man who stole her heart during one dark night, but danger follows her home.
Laird Gavin Sinclair is pulled in too many directions; a missing brother, a murderous father, and a dark-eyed beauty he spent one sin-filled night protecting. When Jenny returns to the future with a witch and another man, danger follows her. Gavin must set aside his obligations, use his sorcery to follow her forward in time, and protect her.
Before returning home, jealousy and lust ravage his dark soul, but his heart lightens when Jenny helps him fight every evil.
Isobel MacHamish escaped a betrothal in ancient Scotland. She rebuilt her life in present-day New England, yet something-or someone-is missing. Arson, thievery, a stalker, and a handsome caber-tossing athlete turn her world upside down.
Bryce Buchanan saves a pretty woman-twice. Sent back to ancient Scotland-again-he is trapped between the skittish woman, and a man pressuring her into marriage. Battles, swords, a Scottish brownie, and a power-hungry laird make ‘Bull’ want to head home to New England.
To escape her former lover, and his murderous, father, Izzy finds her inner warrior. And, when the handsome athlete shows her what falling in love can bring, she is torn, because keeping her hands to herself is one battle she will never win.
After a decade as a volunteer at the New Hampshire Highland Games, a Scottish festival dedicated to sharing Scottish heritage with the masses, I created books where my time travel stories meld Highlanders from ancient Scotland and modern-day New England. After reading about Scottish mythology and watching vendors sell everything from heather to wool plaids to bottled potions, I weave tales full of witches, time travel, and kilted Highlanders. I filled notebooks with my interpretation of the sights, smells, sounds, and history of the games.
Besides the costumes and weaponry people wear to these festivals, there are sports, food, craft displays, music, and venders beneath tents selling everything under the sun. The aroma of meat pies mingles with the tang of fresh-squeezed lemonade. Sheep, herded by a border collie, run near tent-covered platforms where pretty girls dance a Highland fling. Bagpipers march while craftspeople spin wool or tell tales to children.
Research has added to my list of possible story ideas. I have since completed a three-book series called Highland Games Through Time and have recently published the second book in the Kilted Athletes Through Time series. My Dark Highlander is full of intrigue, villains, reunited lovers born 400 years apart, and ornery cows and horses who pull their own weight when times get tough.
I believe there is nothing sexier than a man in a kilt; the way it hangs low on his waist, the way it swirls when he moves, giving us a peek of muscular calves and maybe a bit of tanned thigh. This is the imagery within my books, guaranteed to give all readers romantic dreams.
About the author:
Award-winning author Nancy Lee Badger loves chocolate-chip shortbread and wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander. Her stories tempt you with the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, she moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Area Freelancers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.